Joyce Meyer, popular Bible teacher and preacher, has shared with her supporters the latest financial report detailing her ministry's assets, expenditures, and the results of its charitable and evangelistic undertakings. The ministry's production of publicly-available yearly financial reports was just one change Meyer made after being named years ago in a Senate probe of the finances of six notable Christian televangelists.
Meyer, named in 2005 by Time magazine among the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, is a prolific author, having written more than 70 books, including the bestselling Battlefield of the Mind (1995). The 72-year-old minister is also a powerhouse on social media (totaling about 13 million followers across Twitter and Facebook), perhaps falling second only to Joel Osteen where evangelical Christian preachers are concerned.
The Fenton, Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries, founded in 1985, claims that Meyer "reaches a potential audience of 3 billion people worldwide" through her "Enjoying Everyday Life" broadcasts. Meyer's 32nd "Love, Life Women's Conference," the only conference for which she charges an entry fee, attracted 14,000 women who paid $69 per ticket for the Missouri event last year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. more >>
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The ex-wife of an Alabama pastor has created her own genre of erotic fiction literature that she has labeled "Christian erotica." She says it's designed to help Christian couples save their marriages. more >>
The Rev. Chris Hill, senior pastor of The Potter's House of Denver in Colorado, has shared that members of his congregation who were once critical of the presence of armed guards in the sanctuary now understand the necessity of such security measures in the wake of the Charleston church massacre.
The Charleston shooting was certainly not the first time a church had been targeted by a gunman. The Christian Post reported in 2012 that a former employee of Creflo Dollar's World Changers Church International in College Park, Georgia, had walked into an early morning Bible study and shot a member point blank while he prayed. In 2009, late-term abortion Dr. George Tiller was murdered while serving as an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas. In fact, Carl Chinn, a former Focus on the Family safety manager and a church security expert, tracks "deadly force incidents" at faith-based organizations. According to Chinn's data, there have been 971 such incidents between Jan. 1, 1999 and Feb. 15 of this year.
"You are not safe on a plane. You are not safe in an elementary school. You are not safe in a high school. You are not safe in a movie theater. Guess what? You are not safe in a church," Hill told The New York Times in a "Protecting the Sanctuary" video feature on The Potter's House of Denver published this week. more >>
Tamar Braxton, the Christian singer who was scolded by Bishop T.D. Jakes along with her four sisters on WE tv's "Braxton Family Values," is singing the preacher's praises after enduring a few tough therapy sessions with him.
Bishop Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, appeared on two episodes of the hit WE tv show where he chastised the five celebrity women for their constant bickering and the dissension that has grow between them.
Bonnie Steinroder, longtime friend and one-time pastor for George H.W. Bush who is now recuperating at his summer home in Maine after being hospitalized with a broken vertebra in his neck, says the 91-year-old former president is like "a cat with nine lives."
"He is unbelievable. He is a cat with nine lives," Steinroder, who served as the pastor at First Congregational Church, which was attended by the Bushes, told People.
Steinroder who currently serves as senior minister at First Congregational Church in Holliston, Massachusetts, told People she hasn't seen Bush in person since 2008, but corresponds with him and his wife, Barbara, by letter regularly. more >>
A black New Jersey pastor and pro-life activist protested the NAACP's support for abortion at the organization's convention held in Philadelphia last week, where he posted a sign that included both an aborted baby and a Confederate flag.
Rev. Clenard Childress, the president of the Life Education and Resource Network, the largest African-American pro-life group in the U.S., used this sign that read "Evil done to us" under the Confederate flag, and "Evil done by us," under the aborted baby to communicate his message.
Childress blasted the NAACP for supporting what he believes is "racist genocide." His website, BlackGenocide.org, equates abortion with genocide, features information on Planned Parenthood, and even provides shocking information about Margaret Sanger, the founder of organization. more >>